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Dave's Picks Vol. 6 - Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 2/2/70 - Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 12/20/69 - Grateful Dead Road - New release

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Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 
2/2/70 
Fillmore Auditorium, 
San Francisco, CA 
12/20/69
 
 
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Dave's Picks Vol. 6 - Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 2/2/70 - Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 12/20/69 - Grateful Dead Road - New release

Dave's Picks Vol. 6
Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 
2/2/70

Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 
12/20/69

bonus disc - For annual subscribers only
Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 12/21/69

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Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective 

Dave's Picks Vol. 6 includes two complete shows. Part of the appeal of this release, besides two great "Dark Star's" and lots live Workingman's Dead material is that this music was lost, but now its found. The liner notes tell the story as does DL's release chat. In short a box of reels were discovered in an attic and returned to the Grateful Dead, shipped up to Jeffrey Norman to add his magic, and viola; Dave's Picks Vol. 6. The returned reels were partial shows, and the vault had the other part, now we have the complete concert. Hence, this kind release. There is more good news, there will be more music in the future related to this find. 

While the two shows are within a month and a half of each other, there was a personnel change as Tom Constanten (TC) left the band in January of 1970.

The St. Louis from 2/20/70, show starts things off. I found this to be a really nice listen. The band released their studio album Workingman's Dead in 1970 and they include four tracks from that album spread throughout the set. The concert starts out with their radio hit "Casey Jones." Mid way through the performance they tackle both "Black Peter" and "Cumberland Blues." The version of "Black Peter" is a big standout for Jerry's vocals. The band played a handful of Pigpen covers throughout the set. The versions are modest lengths for some of these tracks. 

The highlight of the show is a stunning three song sequence. It begins with "Dark Star," which is a choice year for the song I really like this period for "Dark Star" without TC, but before the 1972 versions that added the tiger jams. It segues in a traditional way to St. Stephen." The end of "Stephen" the band play around for a moment and then break into the fast paced "Mason's Children." 

The set has a good flow to it and is a very good listen as they get into a new groove without TC in the band. Jerry voice sounds great throughout, as does his, and Phil's playing. Noteworthy, Garcia seems to have a edge to his playing where he is embracing a lot of power chords, a bit Pete Townsend like. Likely trying to figure what how to play without TC.

The sound quality of the show was better than I expected. There is a fair amount of background vocals the band engage in, which is not their strong suit.

I'm sure glad I have my copy of this sold out release. 

I'll see about getting some commentary of the 1969 show too. For those counting, between the two shows within Dave's Picks Vol. 6, there six of the eight songs from Workingman's Dead; the two tracks are "Dire Wolf" and "Easy Wind."

From the Grateful Dead website
Two complete shows, once missing reels filled with never-before-heard material, a previously unheard and quite majestic 1969 "Dark Star," a first-ever version of "New Speedway Boogie," a second-ever version of "Mason's Children".... We can hardly contain our excitement about Dave's Picks Volume 6. The first major return of material to the vault since 2005's Houseboat Tapes, Dave's Picks Volume 6 will feature 2 complete shows with never-before-heard material from 2/2/70 Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO and 12/20/69 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA. Long a mystery, the riddle of the 2/2/70 set list has now been solved and the music restored to its proper - and spectacular - sequence. 2/2/70 is also notable as the first show without Tom Constanten. Tom, however, makes his return to give his first-hand perspective on 12/20/69 in this volume's liner notes.

Pigpen fiends, ask and you shall receive. Both shows feature loads of Pigpen including a major 35+ minute "Lovelight" from 12/20/69. Recorded by Bear with an excellent mix and sound quality, this very special release feels like a return to the classics.

This release sold out before the shipping date.

 
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Dave's Picks Vol. 6 - Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 2/2/70 - Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 12/20/69 - Grateful Dead Road - New release
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Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 2/2/70

Disc 1
1 Casey Jones [4:31]
2 Mama Tried [3:03]
3 Hard To Handle [5:39]
4 Cold Rain and Snow [5:32]
5 Black Peter [9:49]
6 Cumberland Blues [5:14]
7 Dark Star> [22:00]
8 St. Stephen> [5:11]
9 Masonís Children [5:29]
10 Good Loviní [5:09]
11 Uncle John's Band [6:37]

Disc 2
1 Turn On Your Lovelight> [14:06]
2 Not Fade Away [1:20]
3 Turn On Your Lovelight [3:38]
4 And We Bid You Goodnight [3:07]

Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 12/20/69

1 Dark Star> [20:38]
2 St. Stephen> [10:40]
3 The Eleven> [11:32]
4 New Speedway Boogie [8:27]

Disc 3
1 Turn On Your Lovelight [35:15]
2 Masonís Children [7:19]
3 China Cat Sunflower> [5:31]
4 I Know You Rider [6:07]
5 High Time [8:16]
6 Me And My Uncle [3:30]
7 Hard To Handle [5:11]†
8. Cumberland Blues [5:33]
Dave's Picks Vol. 6 - Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 2/2/70 - Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 12/20/69 - Grateful Dead Road - New release
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Grateful Dead
Jerry Garcia - lead guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh - bass, vocals
Bill Kreutzmann - drums
Mickey Hart - drums

Tom Constanten - Keyboards on the 12/20/69, but not on the 2/2/70

Dave's Picks Vol. 6 - Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 2/2/70 - Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 12/20/69 - Grateful Dead Road - New release
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Release date - May. 2013 
Limited to 13,000 individually numbered copies
Mastered from the original analog tapes to HDCD specs by Jeffrey Norman

This release sold out before shipping.

Listening Party
2/2/70, St. Louis

Mason's Children
Uncle John's Band

A bonus CD for subscribers of the 2013 Dave's Picks series. 

December 21, 1969 show at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco.

Tracks

Smokestack Lightning
New Speedway Boogie
Dire Wolf
Masonís Children
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Black Peter
Good Lovin'
Drums
The Other One
Cumberland Blues 

Full listing from Deadlists.com

Smokestack Lightnin ; New Speedway Boogie ; Mama Tired ; Dire Wolf ; Mason's Children ; China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider ; Black Peter ; Not Fade Away ; Uncle John's Band ; High Time ; Good Lovin' ; That's It For The Other One > Cumberland Blues.

Bold not on release

Dave's Picks Vol. 6 - Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 2/2/70 - Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 12/20/69 - Grateful Dead Road - New release
Dave's Picks Vol. 6 - Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO 2/2/70 - Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 12/20/69 - Grateful Dead Road - New release

 

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